Why we exist

The role of the EarthCheck Research Institute is to:

  • To track and identify the key sustainability and climate change challenges facing the world’s travel and tourism industry.
  • To provide advice and guidance to industry on the changing needs and expectations of mandated reporting standards for climate change and sustainability.
  • To provide information on new approaches, science and innovation needed to address responsible and regenerative tourism.
  • To engage with industry partners to help build destination resilience, regeneration and sustainability

The history of the Earthcheck research institute

In June 2010, the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC), the world’s largest research centre in sustainable tourism, completed its formal agreement with the Australian Commonwealth Government and evolved into two international legacy projects: the not-for-profit EarthCheck Research Institute (ERI) and the APEC International Centre for Sustainable Tourism.

earthcheck research institute projects